A male feeding on the red fruits of Gynotroches axillaris.

A male feeding on the red fruits of Gynotroches axillaris.
Species: Orange-bellied Flowerpecker   Dicaeum trigonostigma
Subspecies: trigonostigma
Author: green3birdy
Date: 
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Added to IBC: 28 Dec 2013 - 11:59
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At 1145 hours, the male was seen perching on the branch of the native Gynotroches axillaris; using its mandibles to handle the fruit, the male brings the fruit to the back of its beak, squeezes it before casting the skin away.

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green3birdy, IBC1218853. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1218853.

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green3birdy, IBC1218853. Video of Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma at Nee Soon Swamp Forest, Singapore. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1218853.

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